New Star Wars Book explains Rise of Skywalker’s most confusing plot point
Better late than never.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was far from polished story-wise. The final entry in the Skywalker Saga was full of retcons, rushed events and confusing plot points. Finally, a new Star Wars book has at least attempted to explain one of the movie’s most confusing plot elements.
Star Wars Book explains Rise of Skywalker’s Force Dyad
The last Star Wars film introduced a new power to the franchise’s massive universe. Reintroducing the Force Bond between Rey and Kylo Ren that was served in The Last Jedi’s ending, the intriguing new power was alerted. Instead of being a simple bond between two high-powered individuals, Rey and Kylo turned out to be a “Force Dyad”.
However, the concept of a Force Dyad was barely explained within the movie. It’s stated that Dyad’s are two powerful individuals connected through The Force. Other than that, the concept is left incredibly vague. After all, Rise of Skywalker didn’t exactly feel like explaining anything in its 2-and-a-half-hour runtime.
So, what are Force Dyads?
The new Star Wars book Secrets of the Sith explains everything about Force Dyads, including their place in the universe’s history. Interestingly, Dyads are a precursor to the Sith’s Rule of Two. In fact, the Rule of Two is a “pale imitation” of the powerful Force Dyads of old.
“There are few secrets of the Force that I have yet to master. But our Order’s ancient prophecies speak of one fabled manifestation unseen for generations – a dyad. This pairing of two beings strong in the Force, linked together by an unbreakable bond, creates a power as strong as life itself.via reddit
For a millennium, the Sith have adhered to the Rule of Two. But this decree is said to merely be a pale imitation of its predecessor, the Doctrine of the Dyad. Legends claim that two beings sharing this profound connection gain access to a great number of abilities – skills beyond the grasp of even the most powerful Force wielder.”
The new Star Wars book explains that Dyads could transcend the physical realm to pass objects to each other. Of course, we saw this in Rise of Skywalker when Rey passed a lightsaber to Kylo Ren.